Keio University Law School LL.M. in Global Legal Practice Receives Official Approval
September 6, 2016 Keio University
Keio University Law School (KLS) submitted an application to the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) to launch a new Master of Laws (LL.M.) program in Global Legal Practice beginning April 2017. The application was approved on August 31. The new program will permit a select number of students to obtain an LL.M degree in one year, with instruction entirely in English, and is the first of its kind offered at a law school in Japan. KLS also has an existing Juris Doctor (J.D.) program.
The LL.M. program welcomes lawyers who aspire to work globally and legal staff of global corporations and international institutions. It also welcomes Japanese lawyers and law school graduates who wish to improve their practical skills using English, international students who are interested in Japan and Asia, and university graduates who wish to work in an international institution in the future. KLS plans to enter into double degree programs with partner institutions in other countries, including the United States, which will allow participating students to earn an LL.M. from the partner institution in addition to their degree from KLS as part of a single, integrated course of study.